Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat said Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias does not want a soultion to Cyprus issue. Speaking to university students in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, President Talat reacted to Christofias who recently said "a solution to Cyprus problem was not close."

"He says what he thinks," Talat said. "He does not want solution."

Cypriot leaders Talat and Christofias have had over 40 meetings since last year when they agreed to relaunch Cyprus peace talks in an effort to reunify the island.

"His goal is quite obvious. But we are resolute despite everything. We are still continuing to do whatever we can to resolve the Cyprus problem. And we will keep going on," Talat said.

Talat also said that it was unacceptable for Turkish Cypriots to continue peace talks forever.

In an earlier statement, Talat had said, "we have a time limitation. Elections will be held in TRNC in April 2010. We want to reach a comprehensive solution until that time."

News: AA

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